The World Series of Poker is taking on the Asia Pacific region with the inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific series being hosted between April 4-15 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. A total of 3 tournaments are being headlined which include Event # 1 No Limit Hold’em Accumulator, Event #2 Pot Limit Omaha and Event #3 Mixed Event.
Currently, Event #1, an $1,100 buy-in event which had a total of three starting days and 1085 starters, among them notable pros Esfandiari, Hellmuth, Greg Merson, ElKY, Katchalov and Canadians Mike Leah, Ben WIlonofsky is down to the nine man final table which includes Jonathan Duhamel.
Jonathan is currently 2nd in chips and aiming for a run at a second WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Peter Kleudgen – 137,000
Seat 2: Iori Yogo – 138,000
Seat 3: Junzhong Loo – 525,000
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel – 537,000
Seat 5: Jeremy Ausmus – 447,000
Seat 6: Ryan Otto – 181,000
Seat 7: Bryan Piccioli – 790,000
Seat 8: Graeme Putt – 216,000
Seat 9: Jonathan Karamalikis – 296,000
Four Canadians finished in the money thus far in the first event. Ryan Pigatelli from Oakville, ON in 86th place ($2,452), Eui Kim from Toronto in 56th place ($3,147), Mike Watson from Toronto in 44th spot ($3,841) and Homan Houshiar from Calgary in 16th spot ($10,861).
The final table is to resume on Monday. The total prize pool is $1,085,000 and the winner will take home $211,575.